Australian EnglishShow more Australian English (recorded from 1906 in the Australian National Dict.), probably adaptation of roundme’s, originally in the form round the houses, rhyming slang for trousers.
Still current in South African English.
1946J.B. Fisher inE. PartridgeDict. of Underworld (1950) 554Ramese, Trousers: South Africa: late C19–20.
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